Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for novel coronavirus

Britain's Prince Charles tests positive for novel coronavirus
Lars Hagberg/Canadian Press

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his office said Wednesday.

The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland, his Clarence House office said.

It says his wife Camilla, 72, has tested negative.

“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus,” Clarence House said. “He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.”

Britain’s Press Association, citing a source, said the prince and the duchess remained in good spirits, and that Charles was not bedridden.

The tests were carried out by the National Health Service in Scotland.

Queen Elizabeth II, 98-years old is said to have not been in contact with him for over two weeks and she is reportedly in good health at her home in Windsor.

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This report was published on CBC News on March 25, 2020


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